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Early Education's 2-Step Enrollment Process

 

The preschool selection form will go live on Tuesday, January 24 at 9:00 p.m.  At that time a link to the class selection form will appear below.  Reminder: refresh your browser at 9:00pm until the link appears.  To learn more about how to complete the intention form please watch the short instructional video that follows.  

 

Welcome to Pella Christian's Early Childhood.  Starting preschool is a big step in your child's life.  We want to do all we can to make this experience a pleasant and happy one for your child and family.

As parents, you play in integral role in your child's preschool experience.  You have been your child's first teacher and we encourage your active participation in our program.  We welcome you to visit anytime.

We will be praying for your family.  Please also pray for us at Pella Christian as we strive to be faithful servants of our Lord Jesus Christ in nurturing and guiding your precious child.

Early Education FAQ

A:  You may fill out the online intention form beginning at 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24.  It may be found on Pella Christian Grade School’s website: www.pellachristian.net.  Class sizes are limited and are filled on a first come, first serve basis by completion of this Step 1 - Class Selection Form. Email confirmation will be sent within 48 hours regarding your child's class status and it will include instructions for Step Two - Enrollment Packet Completion that will begin on March 1, 2023. 

A:  All preschool classes (3s, 4s, SI 4/5s and 5s) are located on the campus at Pella Christian Grade School.  The preschool classrooms extend outside and into creation and include a naturescape playground exclusively for these students. 

A:  The student to teacher ratio in our 3s Preschool is eight students to one teacher for a maximum of 16 in the class.  For our 4s and 5s Preschool classes, the ratio is ten students to one teacher with a maximum of 20 in the class.  

A:  Parents may help with class projects or go along on field trips.  We welcome parents as guest speakers or readers in our class as well.

A:  Children attending all preschool classes need to be potty trained and able to use the bathroom independently.

A:  Each class session will have time in play that is rich in literacy, math, science, sensory, block play, dramatic play, art activities, prewriting, physical development of large and small muscles, and community awareness.  Group times will include Bible stories, singing, quality literacy, sharing centers.

A:  We always give our students encouragement and positive reinforcement in a nurturing environment.  Sometimes children need a few minutes of time away from the group to refocus and think about how to make appropriate choices in a given situation.

A:  There are several reasons parents choose to send three year olds to preschool.  Some feel that it is important for their child to have experience interacting with other three year olds as they learn to share and take turns.  The children learn to respect and obey an authority other than a parent. Sometimes children need a challenge and activities beyond what they receive at home.  Our 3s preschool class will provide a secure loving Christian environment where each child can develop spiritually, physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually through curriculum rooted in God’s Word.